At home with the kids? Instantly access any of these printable activity bundles to keep them learning!
Last Updated on
Dust Mite Allergy and Fatigue
When you have a dust mite allergy, you are allergic to the little microscopic organisms that live in dust around the house. Dust mites feed off of our dead skin and then leave their droppings around the house. The symptoms of a dust mite allergy are close to the symptoms of pollen allergy and also asthma.
These mites live in your bedding, carpets, furniture, and carpets. They die in winter but are alive in the summer, but if you have a nice warm and humid home in the winter they will survive. When you see things floating in the sunlight those are particles from dead dust mites and also their wastes. The wastes that are floating around are what cause the allergic reaction.
Dust mite causes some of the most common allergy symptoms. Asthma, watery itchy eyes, having a stuffy nose or ears on a daily basis, repeatedly sneezing when you wake up, eczema, sneezing, runny nose, and feeling better when you are outside of the house, constantly waking up through out the night, postnasal drip, and facial pressure or pain.
When you have a large amount of dust mites living in your home this will cause a large amount of waste. This waste is what causes you to feel ill, have allergies, and even causes fatigue. Fatigue is when you lack motivation or energy, feel weariness and tired, and have a lack of sleep. When these symptoms last more then a week you know they are not just a common cold. It is sometimes hard to tell the difference between allergies and a common cold.
If you suspect that you are allergic to dust mites and are experiencing a lot of fatigue consult with your doctor. They can perform various blood tests and skins tests to determine if you do have the allergy. If you do find out that you are suffering from a dust mite allergy you can lower the number of dust mites living in your house.
Get rid of excess furniture that is not being used in the house, clean the floors and walls with wet cloths, when dusting use a wet cloth a dry one will just stir up the dust, wash rugs and bedding once a week, use a bag less vacuum with a allergen filter, and try to vacuum at least twice a week.
When you are cleaning and dusting wear a mask so you are less likely to inhale the feces of dust mites. They hate dry cold air so try and air out the house once a day or as often as possible. Doing these things will lessen the allergic reaction and hopefully lessen the chronic fatigue you are experiencing. You may need medications and treatments if the symptoms worsen or cause you to have asthma.